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Thread: Lap Quilt in Progress

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    Lap Quilt in Progress

    Hi, I wanted to show off my latest project that I have been working on: my daughter's Kindergarden teacher, Ms. Birdsong, is a very special lady. Her father had a stroke about 6 or 7 weeks ago and he is unable to return home so he's been moved to a long-term care facility. His wife, the teacher's mother, is not taking this very well.

    I wanted to do something special so I decided to create a lap quilt for the mother, Barbara. I've just about got the top done. I have two more birds to applique around. I'm still trying to decide if the cat needs eyes or not. I thought about using buttons for eyes but I'm just not sure. What do you think?

    I received a really pretty pastel roses fabric from my boyfriend's mom and thought I would use that for my backing. I hope she likes it. I'll keep you apprised of my progress. As you can see I have an excellent assistant, my daughter, Bridget!

    Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoy it.
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    How very kind of you. It will be a beautiful quilt and will give her much pleasure at this hard time of her life. God bless you.

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    Love to see work in progress photos! Keep going and don't forget to show finished project!
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    Great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    What a wonderful thing to do. She will love it. Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I like it. Cat looks like it's looking out at the butterflies!!

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    what a thoughtful giff
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    How nice of you to do this. It will keep him warm and be a good boost for the family
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    Oh, I love the lap quilt you are making. It will be really appreciated, I'm sure. Buttons would look cute on the cat, but without buttons, he looks like he is looking up at the butterflies. Either way would be cute. I like your fabric choice. I have some of the fabric like you used. Thanks for sharing. Prayers for the couple.

    You have a cute helper. Your daughter is beautiful.
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    "A smile costs nothing, but creates much good. It enriches those who receive it without impoverishing those who give it away. It happens in a flash, but the memory of it can last forever. No one is so rich that he can get along without it. No one is too poor to feel rich when receiving it. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and nature's best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen."

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    How kind of you to make something special for this lady. Great looking quilt. Your daughter has a lovely smile.

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    oh how nice !!!
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    what a nice lap quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Great job, that is so thoughtful of you!!!!

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    Sush a lovely gesture and the quilt will mean so much. As far as the eyes, do you want the cat to be facing the butterflies or facing forward? Beautiful DD and helper!
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    Cute quilt. I would put buttons on but I would use small black buttons or dark green buttons...

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    Really nice - I think the cat needs eyes and some whiskers maybe? The recipient should be very proud to get this quilt. It is fantastic. Wonderful job.

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    Thanks everyone for looking and helping me decide I will add eyes to the cat. I will use dark green buttons as HopeToQuilt from NJ suggested. Thanks you all have been a big help and source of encouragement! Yes, I'll add some whiskers too; maybe a grey color for the whiskers.

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    That is so thoughtful of you! Great work.

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    It looks wonderful! That is so nice of you to do it!

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